Thursday, March 14, 2013

► NIGERIA: Arik Air signs ACMI deal with Emirate Touch Aviation for two B737-300s.

Arik AirNigeria's Arik Air (WB) has signed an ACMI lease agreement with Kano-based Emirate Touch Aviation Services Limited for the use of two of Arik's stored Boeing 737-300s for cargo ops.

The deal was signed in Lagos on Wednesday by the Chairman of Arik Air, Sir Joseph Arumemi-Ikhide and Director General of Emirate Touch Aviation Services, Prince Isa Bayero. Under the terms of the agreement, Arik Air will convert (MSN 24360 | 5N-MJA) and (MSN 24454 | 5N-MJB) into cargo carriers for use by Emirate Aviation Services.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Arik Air Chairman, Sir Arumemi-Ikhide said:
Emirate Aviation ServicesAs a world class airline, our mission is to build alliances and partnerships and thereby increase capacity in the industry,” said Arumemi-Ikhide.
Source [PRNews]

According to Aviation in Nigeria, Emirate Aviation Services operates a Boeing 727F (MSN 22162 | 5N-BNQ), formerly operated by Millennium Air.